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Comparative Study of Two Reactive Routing Protocols with Realistic Mobility Model

John Tengviel1 and Agyemang Sylvester1
  • 1 Sunyani Technical University, Ghana

Abstract

A Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) are dynamic wireless networks that can be formed without the need for any existing infrastructure in which each node can act as a host as well as a router. One of the main challenges of MANETs is the design of robust routing protocols that adapt to the frequent and randomly changing network topology. A variety of routing protocols have been proposed and several of them have been extensively simulated or implemented. In this study, we compare and evaluate the performance of two reactive routing protocols namely: The Ad-hoc On-Demand distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol, which is unipath and Ad-hoc On-Demand Multipath Distance Vector (AOMDV) routing protocol. We observed that the results of AODV significantly outperformed that of the AOMDV in most cases contrary to the report that AOMDV outperformed AODV, but concerning in the literature that the selection of the mobility model has a significant impact the performance of the routing protocol.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 4, 2020, 803-818

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.803.818

Submitted On: 8 October 2020 Published On: 21 December 2020

How to Cite: Tengviel, J. & Sylvester, A. (2020). Comparative Study of Two Reactive Routing Protocols with Realistic Mobility Model. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13(4), 803-818. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.803.818

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Keywords

  • AODV
  • AOMDV Routing Protocols
  • MANETs
  • SMOOTH Model
  • Performance Metrics